Sunday TV Picks: 'The Great Food Truck Race' on Food Network
TV picks for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, include "The Great Food Truck Race" on Food Network; "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" on ABC; and "Political Animals" on USA.
Tonight in Prime Time
'The Great Food Truck Race'
For the third season of this fun mobile-food competition series, eight teams of food-truck newbies (including teams from Columbus, Ohio, and Wasilla, Alaska) hit the road in pursuit of $50,000 and the keys to their "dream food truck." Tyler Florence returns as host. Teams, fire up those ovens and start your engines. 10 p.m. Sunday on Food (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff
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Also on Sunday
"Dateline NBC," 8 p.m. (NBC): Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas; monitoring air-conditioner repairmen with hidden cameras; carnival games; comic Steve Harvey.
"Off the Hook: Extreme Catches," 8 p.m. (Animal Planet): Eric ventures 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina to fish in the Graveyard of the Atlantic, then hunts flounder in the shallow waters of Cape Carteret.
"Leverage," 8 p.m. (TNT): The team must tackle Congress in order to bring down a competitive cheerleading company that profits by putting teenage girls at risk.
"Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition," 9 p.m. (ABC): At 548 pounds, a newlywed from Portland, Ore., wants to lose 50 percent of his body weight and live a healthier lifestyle.
"True Blood," 9 p.m. (HBO): Bill slips into religious fervor; the military delivers an ultimatum to the Authority; Sookie seeks insight from the faerie Elder; Alcide reconnects with his father.
"Political Animals," 10 p.m. (USA): Garcetti hinders Elaine's plan to resign; Douglas decides to come clean about his betrayal.
The New York Times